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Who should get the mumps vaccine?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends routine vaccination for children, beginning at 12-15 months, and adults born in 1957 or later who cannot prove they have been vaccinated. If you work in a healthcare center or facility, you should also get the vaccine to protect yourself. Talk to your doctor about your specific needs.

However, in the US, mumps vaccine is available only in two combination products: one with measles and rubella and the other with measles, rubella and varicella vaccines.

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